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Release Date: August 13,2019

6th Annual Snowbird Rendezvous at Hampton Public Piers

Hampton Public Piers Hosts
Sixth Annual Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous October 17-20, 2019

--Enjoy cruising related seminars, great food, entertainment, and more--

Hampton, Virginia- This October 17-20, cruisers from the North Eastern Seaboard and Canada will head to Hampton, Virginia for the Sixth annual Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous. Taking place at the Hampton Public Piers (located in the heart of the city’s downtown district) the event will feature cruising-related educational seminars, live acoustic fun with Don & Ann Butcher, tours of area attractions, food from Hampton’s finest restaurants, and more. Discounted dockage will be provided $1.50 per foot at the Hampton Public Piers for seminar attendees.

Featured speakers include Chris Parker and “Stormy” Stickle who have been serving the Cruising Community for over 15 years, helping cruisers move up and down the US East Coast and on offshore passages with economical daily forecasts and unparalleled coverage of tropical weather. Learn the secrets of traveling the Intracoastal Waterway from Tom Hale (SAIL Magazine) and Jody Argo Schroath of Chesapeake Bay Media who have each cruised over 30,000 miles in the past 10 years and made a combined total of 27 trips along the ICW. Jody and Tom are recognized as ICW experts and know the joys and the pitfalls of the 1,200-mile trek south to Florida and the Bahamas each winter.

“The Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous is the ‘must attend’ event for cruisers heading to Florida, Bahamas, and all other points south,” said 2019 Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous Honorary Chair Charlene Clark. “We are excited to once again welcome cruisers to our great city and showcase its wonderful boating amenities to cruisers from across the entire Eastern Seaboard and beyond.” “This is a must for making connections and friends to travel with as you make your way South. Many enduring cruising friendships have been made at the HSR in the past”; well stated by Tom Hale.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 17

All Day
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration at Hampton Public Piers Office
Sundowner Welcome Reception at Hampton Marina Hotel Dockside Ballroom


Hampton Public Piers Hosts Fifth Annual Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous October 17-20- Page 2 Friday, October 18

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 19

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 15

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Seminars Lunch Included Seminars

Breakfast Included at Hampton Marina Hotel
Provisioning shuttles to West Marine & Kroger and Shopping shuttles to Peninsula Town Center
Fair Winds Dinner Party

Optional tours/activities
Provisioning shuttles to West Marine & Kroger and Shopping shuttles to Peninsula Town Center

Full Rendezvous Package $125.00 per person ($100 if registered by Tuesday September 10, 2019
Includes all seminars, meal functions, and activities as outlined in the four-day rendezvous itinerary plus a welcome gift bag full of surprises (one per boat).

Seminar Only Package (For Local Residents) $40.00 per person
Includes admission to all seminars on Friday and Saturday, No meals or activities are included in this package.

For more information, updates on speakers and sessions for the Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous, including registration, check out or

The Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous is sponsored in part by the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership and Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau.

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is located in the center of Coastal Virginia and the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement, the site of the first arrival of Africans in English North America and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, among others.